AvantGuard finishing technique

Masonite International Corp.


Ph: 800/663-3667

The AvantGuard finishing technique developed by Masonite is designed to fuse the natural appearance of real wood to composite materials. The finish is created by first selecting the most beautiful lumber, then going through a series of processes to capture every color and grain variation within the boards. These "photographs" are then placed in perfect alignment on an energy-efficient, low-maintenance pre-textured fiberglass door. Lastly, the wood appearance is protected by a clear-coating that provides up to five years of maintenance-free use. The technique, which can be used to replicate the appearance of any wood, metal, or other material, is being introduced with a Spanish Cedar finish available on select Barrington Sierra doors and sidelites.